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    Welcome to Gear Crushers!

    By wildweaselmi

    So what the heck is Gear Crushers all about?  In short, we have so many passions that we couldn't pick just one.  We love all of it!  Too many websites and clubs are focused on one passion but we like everything.  We believe we can love more than just one passion.   How many times have you gone to a website and invested time in adding and contributing to the community to have them change or just call it quits.  Or you belong to a website that never gets updated.. yawn.  We are tired of bein
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    Gear Crushers Street Scene

    By wildweaselmi

    What is the street scene?  It's focusing on muscle cars, low riders, Dairy Queeners (offroad looking trucks that don't drive even on dirt roads), drag racing, circle tracks and more.  You probably get the gist.  The street community is all about beauty on the asphalt. Personally I've always been a huge muscle car fan.  Went through my phases of owning several classic muscle cars.  Here you can share your projects or builds.  Talk in the garage and maybe help someone out if they have questio
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    Gear Crushers Motorcycle Community

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    Are you one of guys or girls that want to travel the world on a motorcycle or hit the trails on your dirt bike.  We feel ya and that's why we have some clubs and blogs focused just on Bikes.   Check out the Blogs that focus on Motorcycles by clicking here   People have created some bike clubs that you may want to join or create your own club.  All of the clubs focused on bikes can be found here
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    Gear Crushers Offroad Community

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    At some moment in your life you were introduced to the world of offroad and if you were like me, you fell in love with it.  The challenges, the obstacles and tackling a course that looks impossible to the untrained eye.  Something so peaceful when exploring areas not many could get to or want to. Here at Gear Crushers off-roading is just one of the many passions we have and we want to provide an area that everyone from anywhere in the world can contribute.  The easiest is to create a club a
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    Gear Crushers ATV-UTV Community

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    So many pro's to hit trails with a ATV or UTV or SxS versus your vehicle.  Why?  One of the biggest reasons is many people drive the vehicle they are off-roading and when that breaks you have no way home and costs start piling up.  With a ATV or UTV or SxS you trailer it to your destination, beat it up and/or do whatever and even if it happens to break, you can get it back to the trailer and you still have a ride home. I've owned many of the top brands in ATV, UTV and SxS and I have my pers
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Woodward Dream Cruise 2017

Woodward Dream Cruise 2017 Still crazy as ever.  Very very packed from bumper to bumper with a whole wide range of vehicles. You have the typical what you expect classic cars To the bit crazier vehicles (how much motor can I put in the smallest space) An then you get the art on wheels. Always something to catch your eye as they drive one way then they turn around and drive the other way and then turn around again It's worth going.  Tons of fun bu

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Back to the Bricks 2017

Back to the Bricks is typically way more mellow than the Woodward Dream Cruise and so was the case again this year.  We had a lot of threat of rain but by the weekend it was beautiful. During the week one of the oldest, still running, drive-in theaters offers free to anyone that has a classic car and its packed with so many enthusiast which really turns out to be a great time. All during the week you'll see cars of all shapes and sizes in parking lots on the sides of Saginaw all t

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BFG KO2 vs Toyo Open Country

At the tire store again since the Goodyear Duratracs have proven to be garbage tires.  They chunked out so bad that I couldn't even drive my truck anymore.  Yes I rotated them every other oil change and yes I did carry a fifth wheel.  All things I do with the factory bridgestones without issues and with the Silent Armors I had without the issues I've had with the Duratracs.  Not to mention how horrible they are in the snow and rain. So next purchase I limited my decision to either BF G

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Gear Crushers Offroad Community

At some moment in your life you were introduced to the world of offroad and if you were like me, you fell in love with it.  The challenges, the obstacles and tackling a course that looks impossible to the untrained eye.  Something so peaceful when exploring areas not many could get to or want to. Here at Gear Crushers off-roading is just one of the many passions we have and we want to provide an area that everyone from anywhere in the world can contribute.  The easiest is to create a club a

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Chevy Colorado Review

Occasionally I have to rent a vehicle and when you go to the Kansas City Airport and rent from National you get a pretty nice selection. This week I chose a new 2017 Chevy Colorado. My sister has one and she likes it. Video Coming Soon

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Help Victims of Hurricane Damage

Obviously there are a lot of places you can go to help the victims of the several Hurricane's the United States is being the target of. Some of you will remember the damage that Hurricane Andrew did to Florida What is the visual size difference between Andrew and Irma? Here is a good picture that helps show the difference Also Hurricane Andrew just caught the bottom of Florida.  Here is the path that Andrew followed Compared to the predicted path of Hurricane I

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4Runner Power

So my wife was on her way to work and went to the ATM at the bank and its unfortunately across the street from a school.  She needs to turn left out of the parking lot to head towards work but a line of cars are blocking her as they are waiting to pull into the school to drop off there kids. Some nice person decides to let her out and she looks both ways and she starts to pull out and BAM!!  A late 90's Chevy Silverado plows into her.  He was tired of waiting in the left lane of cars so he

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My RAM gots its ass ripped

So I had a "Perform Service" on the trucks display so I needed to get it to the shop to figure out whats wrong with it.  Last time they had it I didn't have a truck for a bit so if I needed to do anything with it I better use it before I drop the truck off for work. I wanted to mow under my fifth wheel so originally I wanted to back it up but without a spotter I was worried about the trees, tractor or whatever else that could go terribly wrong so I decided I'd move this monster forward inst

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What a POS

So for a year or two I have been looking for a Point of Sale system that accomodates all my needs which isn't alot but most POS's are focused on the restaurant business or retail and thats pretty much it.  We end up having to try and make one or the other work for events. I'll start off with the requirements then work give a review of each POS I've tried so far. Requirements Let's first start with my least liked POS but it didn't start that way... Mobi POS At the beginni

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Camping Gear

Some pretty neat stuff muncher (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2008678327/the-muncher-titanium-multi-utensil) The world’s most functional Camping Titanium Multi Utensil. Made from aerospace grade titanium weighing just 0.7oz / 20 grams   sparker (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/powerpractical/sparkr-and-sparkr-mini) With a windproof plasma lighter on one end & a flashlight on the other, the Sparkr & Sparkr mini are unique, multi-functional tools

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Drop Satellite and Cable and be a Cord Cutter

I'm just like most people and want to find ways to save money.  For our family we don't watch that much TV and television now adays seem to be mostly commercials.  Got introduced to Netflix many years ago and still have a running membership today.  Now that Netflix has there own shows and movies with no commercials is pretty awesome.  They also have last season shows all included with no commercials so if you can wait a year, its great watching a show with no commercials.  I find commercials dis

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First Timer RV Packing Checklist

When you get a new RV for the first time or just getting back into RV camping, its hard to know everything you need.  Below is a base list of things you may need and could be used as a baseline when you are packing.  Feel free to add items in the comments to keep building the list. RV Essentials: Surge protector Electrical adapters (50amp to 30amp AND/OR 110v to 50amp) Toilet chemicals Sewer kit RV-friendly toilet paper (if you use your home toilet paper

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What cloud for storage

So I'll preface that I'm primarily a Mac user but that doesn't mean I am automatically onboard with putting all my documents on iCloud Drive. I have used Dropbox first, then Google Drive and iCloud Drive.  I have no interest in using Microsoft OneDrive solution since Microsoft has a hard enough time keeping there Azure network up, there Live and Hotmail accounts not hacked, they have just proven time and time again how unreliable Microsoft has been in the cloud environment so far.  My docum

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New Macbook Pro

I ran into some fan issues on my 2012 Macbook Pro and I'm sure its because its been in some pretty dirty places.  Had the fan replaced at Apple for $100 but thought it may be time to upgrade.  Also it allowed me to give my wife a very nice laptop that is still working in great order.  She loves working with photos and thought she would enjoy using a laptop that doesn't limp along. So this very second my new Macbook Pro (2017) just arrived via UPS so I'm going to save and close this entry so

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Mind garbage

this is my first post in my blog and first time in Gear Crushers and uploaded a lot of photos on GearCrushers.com. My brother won his first time in wrestling and got third place. He won 2 times and lost 2 so he got lucky this time but next time he will have to try harder next time to get 2nd or even 1st place.

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DJ_Zack77

Part Catalog Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America (2016)

2016 – Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America With over 12,600 responses from off-roading enthusiasts, PartCatalog has compiled the top off road trails and rides of choice for 39 states in America. Through Facebook correspondence and word of mouth from parks, trails, and off-roading clubs, respondents learned about the survey and were excited to share their top picks for The 2016 Top Off Road Trails & Parks in America. To compile these results, we asked three questions: What

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Duramax History Lesson

Attention Students..  Attention!  Don't make me...   In 1998, General Motors and Isuzu teamed up to establish engine manufacturer DMAX Ltd to create a brand-new diesel engine that would be the first high-pressure common-rail, direct-injection powerplant to hit the U.S. vehicle market. 2000 – GM debuts the LB7 Duramax diesel engine with 300 hp and 520 lb-ft torque in ’01 ¾- and 1-ton trucks. The 6.6L V-8 turbodiesel engine featured aluminum heads with 32 valves on a cast-iron block, hig

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Who owns Caterpillar Diesel Engines?

I know Ford used Caterpillar Diesel Engines in some older Ford trucks and I was curious who owns Caterpiller and I was very surprised to find out that Caterpillar engines are copies of the Cummins motor and also a Cummins owned company. Now who owns Cummins?  No one does, they own themselves.  Ram was the first company to come to Cummins and ask for them to make a diesel fo their trucks which produced the first light duty truck in 1989.  This is the same engine that was found in Case agricu

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FourWheel Ultimate Adventure 2015

Petersons 4Wheel & Offroads Ultimate Adventure 2015 crossing 1200+miles across Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, North & South Carolinas, Alabama and Georgia with 22 rigs and canoes? Project Vehicle is a 46 Jeep CJ2A The 7 Reader Rigs going on the trip include: 98 Range Rover, 46 Chevy Truck, 93 Ford Explorer, 69 Land Cruiser, 94 Suzuki Sidekick, 89 GMC v3500, 42 Willys MB (returning) SPONSORS include: Falken Tire Lifetime LED Eastwood (82 CUCV) Spide

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What's the difference in Duramax engines?

LB7 is 300 hp (injector issues, but there are upgraded replacements;5 speed trans) LLY is 310 hp ( some over heating issues that upgrades can resolve, some say is a detuned LBZ;5 speed trans) LBZ is 360 hp (great and modded easily;6 speed trans) LMM is 365 hp (great, but has the dpf but mods bring out its true potential, pistons may not handle extreme hp very well 600+hp;6 speed trans)

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FourWheel Ultimate Adventure 2014

Check out the 2014 Ultimate Adventure put on by MotorTrend/Four Wheeling This adventure will travel 1400+ miles across four states which include Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois and Missouri) READERS Rigs that got invited to join this Ultimate Adventure 2014 include: 81 CJ8, 11 RAM, 76 Scout II, Willies, 75 Blazer, 78 Bronco, 85 CUCV Sponsors and there rigs for UA 2014 include: banks power (05 Jeep Wrangler) BDS (05 Jeep Liberty) Eastwood Extreme Duty Bumpers

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